With the Manchester Derby coming up this Sunday, here’s a combined XI of the two sides based on players’ form this season, with a surprisingly one-sided battle seeing the Red Devils come out on top – some feat considering they finished 7th last season while much of this City squad made up their title-winning squad…
Here’s our best effort using the 4-1-4-1 that has served Louis van Gaal’s side so well in recent games…
GK: David de Gea (Manchester United)
Although Joe Hart has had a fine season, David de Gea is undoubtedly the star goalkeeper in the Premier League this season and takes the place in goal here.
DR: Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)
One of few City players to emerge with credit this season, Pablo Zabaleta remains a hugely important player for the club at right-back.
DL: Ashley Young (Manchester United)
Shame on Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov if Ashley Young is now ahead of them at left-back! A surprisingly strong season from the United man in a new position.